Category Archives: DIY

Halloween Burlap Table Runner

I’m in full Halloween mode here at my house and I don’t mess around. It took everything in me not to deck out our entire house with pumpkins and Halloween decorations once September first rolled around (not joking). I did however wait until the season officially changed to deck out the house and get cracking […]

Easy Cake Decorating

I’ve always been big on birthday cakes for family and friends. I used to bake a cake for every friend on their special day, during my college years. I never really decorated it, just did a fancy swooshing number with the frosting to make it look extra special. Now, as a wife and mother of […]

Pastel Vases, Upcycled

  We had our pre-Easter egg hunt brunch this past Sunday with friends and family. Each year, as all the kids get another year older, the hunt becomes a little bit more exciting. Last year Oliver was more interested in collecting rocks in his Easter basket than eggs. This year, he successfully found 4 Easter […]

Fabric Lined Envelopes & Cards

I made these fabric cards a couple of weeks ago with the intent of sending them to family and friends before Valentine’s Day. I loved the idea of them so much I plan on making a few sets as “Thank You” cards and note cards to send out throughout the year. With the scraps of […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit

If you’re still looking for a fun and inexpensive gift idea for a friend, especially a friend who loves to bake, make them a Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit. It couldn’t be easier to throw together. All you’ll need is a bottle with a nice secure top. I found these glass bottles with a rubber top […]

Personalized Wooden Spoons

If you’re looking for a fun and personalized gift idea, I’ve got one for you. I loved the idea of making personalized wooden spoons for my girlfriends and pairing it with homemade spoon & board butter. The personalized possibilities are endless with it comes to this crafts. I made a festive Christmas spoon for myself. […]

Scalloped Christmas Tree Cones

Crafting is twice as fun when it involves the holidays. These scalloped Christmas tree cones were easy to make and came out beautiful. It was also relatively inexpensive to put together. All you need is a couple of cardboard cones, scrapbooking paper, glue and a hole puncher (or you can cut each circle by hand). […]

Easy DIY Halloween Wreath

I have this wreath hung up year round in my kitchen, most of the year bare. I love the texture it gives the room and adore the wispy look. I also love that it’s a blank canvas, pretty on its own, yet festive when decorated with holiday items tucked into its branches. Here I used […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

This stuff is so ridiculously easy to make. All you need is some cheap vodka, a few vanilla beans, a mason jar, and time. Lots-o-time. But that time part is easy when you store it away and just forget about it for a couple of months. Just mark it on your calendar to check on […]

Homemade Chapstick, Two Ways

  One of my dearest friends from the West Coast came to visit us with her husband this weekend. We shopped, we baked, we laughed, we cried, then laughed some more. And then we made chapstick. Life couldn’t be sweeter than having a friend you can do all of this with. It’s good for the […]